Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life

Prince Carl Philip tries the military pilot life 28 Jun, 17, Source: Nordic Rotors

Last week Swedish Prince Carl Philip visited the Swedish Armed
Forces Helicopter Wing’s air base in Malmen, Link-ping, for a pilot orientation
course. The Helicopter Wing states that the instructors were very impressed
by the Prince’s piloting skills.

At the visit, the Prince was briefed about the unit and how the pilot training
is conducted. The morning was spent at the Air School, which included theory
training and practical flight training in the HKP 15 (AW109 LUH) near Lake
Boren. The afternoon was spent at the 2:nd Helicopter Squadron, which operates
the HKP 16 (UH-60M Black Hawk). The Prince joined the unit on a low-level
tactic flight and also got the opportunity to try the controls of a Black
Hawk. Parts of the flight was conducted over the motor racing circuit Mantorp
Park, which is a well-known place for the car-race loving Prince Carl Philip.
Adding to his royal title, Prince Carl Philip is a major in the Swedish
Amphibious Battalion.

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